EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Mason Ramsey scored 19 points and fifth-seeded Tennessee Tech posted a 60-51 victory over SIU-Edwardsville in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Wednesday night.
The Golden Eagles advance to play No. 4 seed Jacksonville State Thursday night in a tournament quarterfinal.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Murray State guard Jonathan Stark has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year after leading the Racers to the league's regular-season title.
Austin Peay's Matt Figger was named OVC coach of the year and Austin Peay's Terry Taylor was named freshman of the year Tuesday. Tennessee State's Christian Mekowulu is defensive player of the year.
Award winners were selected by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Ray Crossland made three 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Eastern Illinois defeated SIU-Edwardsville 68-56 on Saturday in a regular-season finale.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Chris Porter-Bunton matched his season high with 23 points on 7-of-10 shooting, Zach Glotta hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 and Austin Peay held off SIU-Edwardsville 86-82 on Thursday night.
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Keenan Simmons scored 25 points on 12-of-12 shooting, Jalen Henry added 12 points, including the winning free throw with 16 seconds left, and SIU-Edwardsville beat Tennessee-Martin 70-69 on Thursday night to end a five-game skid in the series against the Skyhawks.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Montell Goodwin scored 21 points and Muusa Dama and Ray Crossland each added 17 and Eastern Illinois converted 10 of 12 from the free throw line in the final 90 seconds to hold off SIU Edwardsville 78-74 on Thursday night.
Eastern Illinois hit its final field goal with 2:52 left to go up 68-55. The Panthers hit 13 of 16 from the line in the second half, 15 of 19 for the game.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — David McFarland scored 15 points, including a dunk to give SIU-Edwardsville a 10-point lead with a minute-and-a-half left to play, and the Cougars knocked Jacksonville State out of a three-way tie for third place in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 75-67 upset victory Saturday afternoon.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Kajon Mack tossed in 18 points, Shaq Calhoun had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season and Tennessee Tech held on for a 68-67 victory over SIU-Edwardsville despite missing its last eight shots from the floor on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Luke made four 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Kevin McClain added 21 in leading Belmont to an 83-72 victory over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Saturday to remain atop the Ohio Valley Conference.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian Mekowulu had 25 points, on 8-of-13 shooting, and nine rebounds and Ken'Darrius Hamilton scored 15 points to help Tennessee State beat SIU-Edwardsville 85-57 on Thursday night.
Mekowulu, whose career high is 26 points, scored 24 in the Tigers' road loss to SIUE on Jan. 13. Delano Spencer scored 14 points and Darreon Reddick added 11 for Tennessee State (9-11, 4-3 Ohio Valley), which shot 54 percent (28 of 52) and scored 30 points off 22 Cougars turnovers.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Delfincko Bogan scored 21 points and Fatodd Lewis scored in the lane with 11 seconds left and UT Martin ended a six-game losing streak with a 70-69 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Saturday.
Daniel Kinchen missed the potential game-winner in the closing seconds for SIUE.
Terrance Parker and Dominque Williams both added 14 points for the Skyhawks (7-14, 2-6 Ohio Valley Conference) on a combined 12-of-17 shooting. Williams also had 11 rebounds.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Denzel Mahoney scored a career-high 36 points to lead Southeast Missouri State to an 86-74 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday night.
Mahoney's 36 points tied Murray State's Jonathan Stark for the Ohio Valley Conference single-game high this season and the Redhawks (9-11, 3-4) picked up their first Ohio Valley Conference road win.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze scored 29 points with seven rebounds and Belmont rode a big first half to a 76-61 victory over SIU Edwardsville on Thursday night.
Egekeze scored 15 points in the first half including the final seven in a 12-0 run that put the Bruins up by 18 before the Cougars cut it to 12, 41-29, by the break.
The lead remained in double figures the rest of the way with Dylan Windler scoring eight points in a 10-3 run for a 17-point lead with 13 minutes remaining.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Henry scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and SIU-Edwardsville downed Morehead State 70-65 in Ohio Valley Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Jaylen McCoy added 14 points on four 3-pointers for the Cougars (6-9, 2-2). David McFarland had 12 points and Daniel Kinchen had 10 points and eight assists.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Jalen Henry scored a career-high 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting and SIU-Edwardsville ended a three-game skid and beat Eastern Kentucky 85-82 Thursday night.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Jonathan Stark scored 27 points and Murray State beat SIU-Edwardsville 87-63 in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup on Saturday night.
Stark was 7 of 10 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc for the Racers (10-3, 2-0) who have won three straight. Shaq Buchanan and Bryon Hawkins added 11 points apiece and Ja Morant had 10.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba and Terry Taylor combined for 40 points and 21 rebounds as Austin Peay opened up Ohio Valley Conference play with a 78-58 win over SIU-Edwardsville Thursday night.
The conference win was the first for coach Matt Figger, who took over for Dave Loos, who retired after 27 years coaching the Governors at the end of last season. The win was also the first conference opener Austin Peay has won since the 2013-14 season.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Christian Ellis and Jalen Henry scored 19 points apiece and SIU-Edwardsville pulled away for an 88-76 win over Chicago State on Tuesday night.
Jaylen McCoy added 17 points, on 5-of-6 shooting with four 3-pointers, and Daniel Kinchen had 15 for SIUE (4-6) in a battle of the Cougars.
SIUE shot 72 percent, making 4 of 7 3-pointers, and went 11 of 15 from the foul line in the second half. The Cougars stretched a 37-33 lead at the break to as many as 16.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Jalen Henry poured in a season-high 26 points, including two free throws with three seconds left in the game, and SIU Edwardsville rallied to beat South Alabama 76-75.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Bryson Scott scored 31 points and John Konchar added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Fort Wayne beat SIU-Edwardsville 86-71 on Sunday.
Xzavier Taylor scored six of the Mastodons' first nine points for a 9-4 lead and Fort Wayne (6-3) led for the remainder. Jalen Henry's jumper 26 seconds in was SIU-Edwardsville's (1-6) only lead.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Dalan Ancrum scored a career-high 34 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining, to lift Western Illinois to a 69-67 victory over SIU-Edwardsville on Wednesday night.
Ancrum was 11 of 14 from the field and made five 3-pointers. Kobe Webster added 13 points for Western Illinois (4-0). Brandon Gilbeck chipped in 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Kinchen scored 23 points and Jalen Henry finished with a double-double to help SIU-Edwardsville hold off Stetson 80-76 on Saturday.
Kinchen buried 7 of 13 shots from the floor, including 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and handed out five assists for the Cougars (1-2). Henry hit 7 of 12 from the field, 2 of 3 from long range, in scoring 20 points, and grabbed 13 rebounds, all on the defensive end. Henry also blocked two shots.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Tevonn Walker posted 22 points and collected four steals as Valparaiso passed its first road test of the season, knocking off SIU-Edwardsville, 94-69 on Wednesday night.
The game was the Crusaders' lone true road game until December 7.